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WIMF 12 to 27 November 2016

‘An essential venue for top
international artists’

Barry Millington, Evening Standard

The theme for this year’s festival is a truly international one. The rich inspiration of folk music, dance, story telling…



“… the renowned Hungarian folk ensemble Muzsikas is joined by the celebrated Skampa Quartet in an exciting fusion of folk and classical .” John Hawks

This unique concert keeps alive the spirit and efforts of Bartok and Kodaly in preserving their national musical heritage.

Sunday 13 November 7.30pm - Trinity Church, Mansel Rd, SW19 4AA

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Škampa Quartet


"… chamber music-making at its best” Ben Hogwood, classicalsource.

Among the very finest of an outstanding group of current Czech string quartets, the Skampa will perform masterpieces by their native Czech composers, inspired by the folk traditions of Bohemia and Moravia.

Monday 14 November 7.30pm St John’s Church, Spencer Hill, SW19 4NZ

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Sitkovetsky Piano Trio

I met up again this week with Robin O’Neill, the festival’s Artist in Residence in 2014. As a conductor and wind player. Robin was admiring of the 'string' players the festival is presenting this year. He was particularly impressed by the Sitkovetsky Trio, remarking on their “exceptional violinist, and ensemble playing”.


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The Trio are performing folk-inspired works by Haydn, Ives, and Dvorak’s much loved ‘Dumky’ Trio.

Saturday 19 November 7.30pm - St John's Church, Spencer Hill, SW19 4NZ

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Change of performer for Bach’s Christmas Oratorio:

Benjamin Appl has had to withdraw as baritone soloist, but we are delighted that the recent Kathleen Ferrier Award-winner James Newby is free to take his place. (Nov 26)


Change of venue for ALL lunchtime concerts and master-classes:

Because of continuing building work at St. John’s, Spencer Hill, the lunchtime concerts and master-classes will be at Trinity Church, Mansel Road, SW19 4AA

Marcus Beale Architects

WSM Private Client







I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank our Benefactors and Friends for their wonderful support, and Event Sponsors: Robert Holmes, WSM Private Clients, Marcus Beale Architects, Gregsons Solicitors, Tertis Foundation, Roger & Rosemary Chadder, and Stephen & Vicky Streater for their invaluable support.

Please see for details and booking for all events

Anthony Wilkinson, Festival Director

Wimbledon International Music Festival 2016 Newsletter Issue no.8